Epididymitis-orchitis is marked by inflammation and/or infection of the epididymis or testicle.
You may experience the following symptoms:
If you experience severe pain, pain associated with nausea/vomiting, fevers/chills, or an abnormal lie of the testicle you should go to the emergency room immediately.
Epididymitis-orchitis may be associated with urinary tract infection, sexually transmitted diseases, trauma, inflammation, enlarged prostate or urethral scar tissue.
In patients with fevers or worsening symptoms on antibiotics, hospitalization and IV antibiotics may be necessary. Swelling may take four to six weeks to normalize.
In the most severe cases or those associated with large abscesses, surgical exploration and drainage may be necessary. It is rare that this is needed.
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